That was the thing that was on my mind.”Alexander Zverev needed five sets to get through his first-round match, and he needed five more to get through his second-round match. The winner doesn't really learn that much. But today there was none of that because I broke early each set and was able to get on a roll and play freely after that. Williams, 24 years her opponent's senior and playing in her 85th major, pulled back at the end of the set before going down 7-5 in a tense tie break. It’s just crazy who you run into in life. But he pulled out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Frances Tiafoe on Thursday at Ashe Stadium. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Teenager Coco Gauff defeated seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams 7-6 6-3 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, a rematch of the 15-year-old's grand slam debut at Wimbledon last year. “It’s been a long journey.”The crowd applauded when the on-court interviewer Rennae Stubbs said that Townsend had come to the net more than 100 times (the stat sheet showed a total of 106 net approaches for Townsend, compared to 10 for Halep).“I knew that I’m not going to beat her from the baseline,” said Townsend, who earned her first win over a top-10 player. I was really running a lot today, and I fell a couple times but I’m glad it was all worth it in the end.”Next up: Saturday’s big matchup, most likely in Arthur Ashe Stadium. For me, it wasn’t pressure. “Actually got to see some of her matches, but not enough. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. Denis Kudla’s big run in New York is likely not making him popular in Belgrade.In the next round, Kudla faces a third Serb: the top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who is struggling with a left shoulder injury. 2019 U.S. Open Highlights: Coco Gauff Wins the Night. But first, she's got a selfie to take with Rod Laver.Coco Gauff upsets Osaka with straight-sets victory (2:01) "I think for me really, the first three rounds are key to getting going, to getting used to the pressure, staying calm. I came out with the win today, and I think that made the difference. This year at Wimbledon, she outlasted third-seeded Karolina Pliskova, 13-11, in the third set to reach the quarterfinals.“Muchova did well in Wimbledon,” Williams recalled early Thursday. Two other top-10 players in the top half of the women’s draw lost on Thursday: No. It made Gauff, a fleet and resourceful American, the youngest player to reach the third round in singles at the U.S. Open since Anna Kournikova in 1996.Things won’t get easier or less floodlit from here. Coco Gauff's upset over Naomi Osaka highlights a changing of the guard in women's tennis. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Serena Williams suffers shock loss against Shelby Rogers at Top Seed Open, Coco Gauff in semi-final World number 116 Shelby Rogers kept her composure and got the better of Serena Williams as the first meeting between the two big hitting Americans turned into a slugfest. "Caroline Wozniacki, who won her sole grand slam title in Melbourne two years ago and Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic didn't enjoy an entirely smooth passage to the second round. Ons Jabeur of Tunisia reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the second time, beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. "World No. This is crazy.

"It has been a monumental rise for Gauff in recent months, and "crazy" might be an understatement. I’m just curious how my game matches up against her.”Gauff reminds Osaka of herself off the court, to a degree. 3 seed Oh, and she got her learner's permit to drive and finished her freshman year of high school somewhere in there, too.What happened on Friday wasn't "a star is born" moment, and it certainly wasn't a fluke; instead, it was a coronation of tennis' future royalty. Coco Gauff 6-7(5) 6-3 6-0 to advance to her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal! "This has been by far the most successful court in my career. It will be a good job for me to watch a little bit.”Because most of Wednesday’s matches were rained out, Thursday’s schedule held out the promise of 75 matches, 54 of them in singles, as the tournament played catch-up. Coco Gauff upsets Osaka with straight-sets victory (2:01) Coco Gauff, 15, stops Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open and becomes the youngest player since 1991 to beat a … "I think now coming into this, I'm just going to have fun, play my best tennis and see what happens. Osaka said that she met Kaepernick for the first time on Thursday, but that she has known Bryant for a while.“Everybody knows Kobe gives me real-life advice,” she said. It will be the first appearance in the third round of the U.S. Open for Kudla, a 27-year-old American ranked 111th. Coco Gauff upsets Osaka with straight-sets victory (2:01) Coco Gauff, 15, stops Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open and becomes the youngest player since 1991 to … Coco Gauff (left) and Venus Williams -- the oldest and youngest players in the Australian Open women's draw -- shake hands after the 15-year-old's victory.Gauff again took an early lead in the second set and this time made it count, wrapping up the contest in an hour and 37 minutes. They practiced together at the Miami Open two years ago and exchanged confidences in the locker room after the self-contained Osaka once spotted Gauff on her own.“She wasn’t really talking to anyone, and I was, like, ‘Oh, looks familiar,’” Osaka said. She lost in the first round the previous two years and has advanced past the fourth round only twice in 10 appearances. “If your kid is ready to do calculus, how can you make them keep doing algebra?” said Corey Gauff, her father and longtime coach.Gauff is certainly ready for high-level tennis geometry.